Our Mission!

Mar. 10, 2013

Supporting Real American Heroes and their Families. HUGS reaches out to Real American Heroes in many ways. There may be a need for temporary financial assistance, or assistance with connecting to the V.A., counseling, job seeking or making other connections necessary to "carry on". HUGS reaches out to the families of our Heroes in their times of need. If we do not have the ability to assist, we will help make the necessary connections.

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Spaghetti Dinner - April 25th

"All You Can Eat" Spaghetti Dinner
SPONSORED by "The Friends of HUGS Group"

For the Benefit of Hugs for Hereos,SUMC

Being Held at Cambridge American Legion Route 22, just North of the Village. On Saturday the 25th of April. Serving from 4 to 7 PM.
$10 per Adult $5 Children 5 to 12 Children under 5 FREE

Menu will be: Spaghetti Sauce Meatballs Hot Sausage Mushrooms Salad Bread&Butter Dessert Coffee Tea Milk

There will be a 50/50 Silent Auction Table & A Raffle

Go Jump in the Lake 2014 - OCT 19th

Check out the pictures from the Jump in the Lake

Go Jump in the Lake 2014 - OCT 19th

This years Honoree:
Vol. Firefighter of over 52 years, Floyd Linendoll, of Salem, NY passed away this past week.
His widow and children will be presented with certificates of appreciation in acknowledgment and gratitude for Floyd’s service to his community. We invite all fire depts. to come in support & honor of Floyd, his family & friends and his community.

Like last year we are looking for sponsors and teams to help raise funds and participate in the fun, below is a link to the sponsor sheet that you can download to help keep track of donations/sponsors.

2014 Jump in the Lake Sponsor Sheet

Check back often for updates, and add Hugs for Heroes, SUMC on Facebook

Call or email if you are interested in helping out or have any ideas that could help make this the best year yet!

Blessing of the Bikes - June 1st, 2014

WONDERFUL TURN OUT for this year's 7th annual BLESSING OF THE BIKES at Salem United Methodist Church. Watch for upcoming pics! THANK YOU to Rev. Debbie Earthrowl for once again providing our BLESSED BIKERS with a heartfelt blessing. Wonderful to see not only motorcycles of every description, but also bicycles!!! Our deep gratitude to the congregation for supplying a wonderful Luncheon for our guests. Thank you to this year's recipients of our HERO award ~ The Salem Vol Fire Dept. for a very respectable showing (we know how very busy your schedules are). Thank you to our fantastic Road Captain, (my hubby) Chuck Alexander for a ride to remember....NICE JOB, HONEY! MOST IMPORTANTLY ~ PRAISES & THANKS to our LORD for providing us with a beautiful day, a safe ride, the ability to ride and for LOVING US AND TRULY BLESSING US ALL!

Check out some of the pictures from the event HERE

Soon....Yes, SOON ~ we will be getting out the motorcycles, dusting them off, prepping them and getting ready to get on the road!
Mark your calendars for the FIRST SUNDAY IN JUNE ~ to have those bikes blessed for the riding season. Rev. Debbie Earthrowl of The Salem United Methodist Church, Salem N.Y. does an OUTSTANDING job of officiating over the moving church service and blessing every year. A complimentary lunch follows the blessing. Helmets are passed during the service and those offerings are donated to HUGS for HEROES, SUMC. So pack up the family...all bikes are welcome (even bicycles). We have had children's tricycles, bicycles, scooters, bikes and trikes. PUBLIC WELCOME ~ no matter what your religion or religious upbringing or lack there of! HUGS would love to see you there.

Come join us @ 10:30 a.m. for this very blessed event. You will truly feel blessed as you are being a blessing in supporting our mission! SEE YOU THERE! JUNE 1, 2014 RAIN OR SHINE (Can't bring your bike? Come anyway ~ we will be sending you home with a laminated blessing for you to carry on your bike)

Go Jump in the Lake !!!

October, 2013

Washington County Park, Lake Lauderdale

Location: 744 County Rd 61, Cambridge, NY 12816 - Website

Thank You to all to came out and showed your support, and to all who braved the weather and took the plunge!

A HUGE Thank you and Congratulations to our Honored local Hero Mr. Joseph Francis Lentz

Check out the Full gallery of pictures HERE - 2013 Go Jump in the Lake

Blessing of the Bikes, 6th Annual

June 2, 2013

Click HERE to see pictures from the 2013 Blessing of the Bikes


    Salem United Methodist Church

    Check out the Website

    HUGS for HEROES, S.U.M.C. is a small group within the church.